Summary of Papaya Leaf Compounds

Indian Researchers Summarize Papaya Leaf Compounds in a recent issue of
International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2014; 6(2); 260-265

Carica Papaya Leaf Extracts – An Ethnomedicinal Boon

*International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 2014; 6(2); 260-265,
Tatyasaheb Patil, Bharati medical college, sangli, Maharashtra, India
Snehal Patil, School of dental sciences, Krishna institute of medical sciences. Karad, India.
Anuprita Patil, Practicing dentist, India
Shreedevi Tatyasaheb Pati, Practicing doctor (Gynaecology)

Table 1: These compounds are responsible for various properties and therauptic uses of carica papaya leaves.9-11
Compound Tannins Saponins
Alkaloids (carpaine, pseudocarpaine, piperideine alkaloids like , dehydrocarpaine I and II) Flavonoids
Cardiac glycosides Amino acids
astringent properties, would healing property
precipitates and coagulates red blood cells, hemolytic activity, cholesterol binding properties and expectorant action
basic natural products, analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-bacterial properties, antimalarial (contains quinine)
Antiallergic, anti inflammatory, treatment of capillary fragility, free radical scavenger, platelet aggregation, microbes, ulcers, hepatoxins, viruses and anti cancer or tumor (Okwu, 2004). Flavonoids are potent water soluble antioxidants and free radical scavengers which prevent oxidative cell damage, have strong anticancer activity and protect against the different levels of carcinogenesis
Digitalis like action on heart
Antisickling property as it protects cell from oxidative damage (a reason for sickle cell crises),Vol6,Issue2,Article20.pdf